For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:36:34 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Euro support for Platini stutters as it emerges SFr2m contract was verbal UEFA3By Andrew Warshaw
October 13 - Revelations that Michel Platini had no written contract over the SFr2m Swiss francs payment that led to his provisional suspension threatens to cause a split among UEFA's top brass when they meet on Thursday to discuss whether to continue supporting the Frenchman's bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:41:26 +0100
Police kill two in Somaliland as they fire into crowd after pitch invasion SomalialandBy Mark Baber
October 13 - A regional football match between Awdal and Marodi Jeh at Haji Dahir stadium in Borama, Somaliland, quickly descended into violence on Sunday as a dispute over a penalty decision led to a small-scale crowd invasion and police responded with automatic weapons fire, reportedly killing one and injuring others, one of whom died of his wounds.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:09:23 +0100
Race for FIFA House: New boss can only come from within the game FIFA signageBy Andrew Warshaw
October 13 - No candidates from outside football will be eligible under current regulations to become the next FIFA president despite growing calls, including from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, for an external contender to be put in place to herald a fresh start after the worst corruption crisis in sporting history.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:35:25 +0100
Mihir Bose: Why Platini has turned out to be not quite so unique Michel Platini has always presented himself as unique. That he was a unique footballer cannot be doubted although the fact that he could not guide his country to a World Cup win means for all his great achievements as player he will always remain to an extent the nearly man, not quite in the class of Franz Beckenbauer. But it is his role as administrator in the last decade that raises questions about why and how he was ever considered a football administrator in any way different to the less than reputable bunch who have governed the world game for so long.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Mihir Bose Columnists Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:06:45 +0100 FIFA and UEFA excos were kept in the dark over Platini payment Lennart JohanssonBy Mihir Bose
October 13 - Sepp Blatter's payment to Michel Platini of £1.35 million for alleged work for FIFA which is being investigated by the Swiss authorities was never declared to the executive committees of either FIFA or UEFA.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:43 +0100
IFA heads into the heart of FIFA with Zurich conference FIFA HouseIFAOctober 13 – Football business execs who want to experience the eye of the FIFA storm first hand should book a trip to the International Football Arena (IFA) conference in Zurich which will take place at FIFA House, November 19.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:16:16 +0100 Man Utd get ahead in the fashion game with New Era global deal Man Utd3October 13 - While neighbours Liverpool have hired a manager (Jurgen Klopp) who has a penchant for wearing a baseball hat, Manchester United have gone a more pragmatic step towards conquering the baseball hat world by concluding a sponsorship deal the king of the baseball hat suppliers, New Era.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Marketing News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:39:15 +0100 La Liga's €650m TV share-out has leveled clubs, says Tebas Javier Tebas2By David Owen in Monte Carlo
October 13 – La Liga has an unaccustomed look, with Villarreal's Yellow Submarine having floated to the crest of the wave seven matches into the new season. And Javier Tebas (pictured) thinks he knows why.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 04:36:00 +0100
MLS schedules 2016 trials for video refs Video refereeBy Ben Nicholson
October 13 - The MLS has revealed plans to trial video refereeing for penalty and goal awards and red cards. The trial will take place in October 2016 and cover ten to 15 friendly fixtures.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Development Football Americas World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 04:12:10 +0100
Pelé returns to India to encourage a football evolution Pele in IndiaBy Samindra Kunti
October 13 - After 38 years Brazilian football legend Pelé has returned to Kolkata to promote football in India. He will be the guest of honor at the Indian Super League match between Atletico de Kolkata's and Kerala Blasters, and at the Subroto Cup Final in New Delhi.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:14:01 +0100
Ethics body said Blatter and Platini did have hearings as probe deepens Blatter and PlatiniBy Andrew Warshaw
October 12 - Claims that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini did not get a fair hearing when provisionally suspended last week have been totally rejected amid growing speculation that they could both end up being thrown out of world football for years rather than months.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:20:11 +0100
Klopp's Kop arrival excites as Liverpool get a big twitter boost twitter logoBy Paul Nicholson
October 12 - The week of the international break has resulted in some remarkable twitter follower gains for English Premier League clubs with Liverpool in particular putting on more than 50,000 followers and jumping to second place in the weekly ranking.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Social media Football Marketing News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:12:34 +0100
FIFA ethics axe sharpened for Makudi as investigation opened Worawi Makudi3By Andrew Warshaw
October 12 - Former executive committee member Worawi Makudi has become the latest victim of FIFA's anti-corruption crackdown after being suspended for 90 days by the ethics committee pending a full investigation.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:23:11 +0100
Russia 2018: Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya live to fight another day Tanzania-vs-MalawiBy Mark Baber
October 12 - Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, three of Africa's most populous nations which have been underperforming on the international football stage, unconvincingly made it through to the second round of qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2018 following their 1st round 2nd leg matches this weekend.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:36:17 +0100
Euro qualifiers: Small nations win their place in the France 2016 sun Euro2016LogoBy Andrew Warshaw
October 12 - It's shaping up as the Euro 2016 of the minnows. When Michel Platini decided to expand the European Championship finals from 16 to 24 teams, reaction was mixed with many predicting the quality of competition would be reduced.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:26:02 +0100
FA gets £12m boost as it refinances Wembley Stadium debt WembleyBy Mark Baber
October 12 - The FA has announced a new refinancing arrangement which will save at least £12 million a year and which marks a landmark for the FA as the new Wembley turns into an asset rather than a drag on the finances of the FA Group.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:49:26 +0100
Blatter defends record saying 'they' can't 'destroy' his 'life's work' Sepp Blatter8October 12 - Sepp Blatter may not be able to take part in any footballing matters while under suspension by FIFA's ethics committee but he says he is proud of his achievements, according to a Swiss newspaper.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:45:23 +0100 Platini appeal backed by French and South Americans, but English told to rethink Michel Platini 7By Andrew Warshaw
October 12 - Just like the man he is endeavouring to succeed, UEFA president Michel Platini is appealing against his provisional 90-day suspension imposed by FIFA's ethics committee while they further investigate his receipt of that infamous SFr2 million payment.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 06:15:39 +0100
Russia fights 2018 World Cup fires, and puts its stadiums on the map Russia 2018 logo1October 12 – Russia has officially named the 12 stadia in the 11 cities that will host the 2018 World Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 – and eight of them are named after the cities in which they will be held.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:27:59 +0100 Barca back Messi in tax fraud case and complain they are the real victim Lionel Messi2October 12 - Barcelona are standing behind their mercurial superstar Lionel Messi in his fight against being punished for alleged tax fraud.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:53:58 +0100 Fox plays Trump card to pump up US, but Mexico has a fiesta US vs Mexico Rose BowlBy Ben Nicholson
October 10 - The one-off CONCACAF Cup game between Mexico and the US, which Mexico won to decide who will be the region's representative at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, was well and Trumply politicised. A record 93,000 crowd packed the Rose Bowl and viewing figures are also expected to have broken records for a national team game. ]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Tournaments Football Americas World Football News Sat, 10 Oct 2015 04:17:46 +0100